Posted 4 weeks ago

Psychologist I/Psychology Associate – #30909

Company: Illinois Department of Human Services
Category: Social Work

 Dixon

Type: Full Time
Open until 6/1/2022.
Agency: Department of Human Services
Closing Date: N/A
Salary: $4,162 – $6699/Month
Work Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday, with one late day
Work Location: 1120 Washington Ave Dixon, IL 61021-1258
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Lee
Number of Vacancies: 1
Apply Instruction: To apply, please complete and submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) via email to: Zhuya.yang@illinois.gov
CMS100 Application Download Link: app_cms100.pdf (illinois.gov)
Position Overview
Under direct supervision, performs professional psychological services to individuals including assessment program planning, instructing staff on implementation of programs and data collection and interpretation of individual progress. Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team. Utilizes behavior analysis and modification for developing Behavior Intervention Programs (BIP).
Psychologist I – Job Responsibilities
1. Performs professional psychological services to individuals including assessment program planning, instructing staff on implementation of programs and data collection and interpretation of individual progress. Conducts and interprets psychological testing and assessments, submits test/assessment documents and progress notes to Lead Psychologist for review and consultation.
2. Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Teams by conveying recipient progress information to the Team for assigned individuals.
3. Implements behavior programming with individuals, provides counseling, trains direct care staff in the provision of behavior programs. Utilizes behavior analysis and modification for developing BIP and audits the provision of behavior programs in accord with established programs. Participates on the Behavior Intervention Committee (BIC) and presents relevant information and recommendations related to BIP’s.
4. Completes comprehensive summaries of counseling sessions.
5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Psychologist I – Minimum Qualifications
Requires a masters’ degree in Psychology from a recognized college or university supplemented by two years professional experience in psychology or satisfactory completion of the psychologist associate program.
Psychologist I – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Requires an extensive knowledge of behavior and psychological theory, principles, techniques, practices, and their applications.
2. Requires visual acuity and hearing levels to conduct counseling sessions and evaluations.
3. Requires ability to write clear and cohesive summaries of counseling sessions.
4. Requires physical ability to access various work sites throughout the Center to attend meetings
and confer with individuals and other professional staff.
Psychologist I – Conditions Employment
1. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
2. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.
Psychology Associate – Position Overview
Under direct supervision of the Lead Psychologist, participates in on-the-job and in-service training on the Units: is assigned controlled work assignments of increasing difficulty, complexity and responsibility; receives training in how to interview individuals and their family’s to determine medical condition and to
develop treatment goals and plans; receives training in how to conduct individual counseling services with assigned individuals; receives training in how to administer score and interpret psychological screening tests and other evaluation instruments.
Psychology Associate – Job Responsibilities
1. Participates in on-the-job and in-service training on the Units.
2. Serves as a member of the Treatment Team to discuss treatment plans and progress.
3. Receives training in how to administer, score and interpret psychological screening tests and other evaluation instruments. Conducts psychological assessments.
4. Attends assigned committee meetings and provides input into meeting goals of committee.
5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Psychology Associate – Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires possession of a master’s degree in Psychology from a recognized college or university.
Psychology Associate – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
2. Prefers two years professional experience in psychology.
3. Requires a visual acuity and hearing levels to conduct counseling sessions and evaluations.
4. Requires ability to write clear and cohesive summaries of counseling sessions.
5. Requires physical ability to access various work sites throughout the Center to attend meetings and confer with individuals and other professional staff.
6. Requires working knowledge of testing procedures and standard tests forms and devices used in determining physical and mental traits.
7. Requires working knowledge of the application of psychology to social and education deviation, mental disease, and rehabilitation.
Psychology Associate – Conditions of Employment
1. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
2. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.